HELICOBACTER PYLORI IGM ANTIBODIES

General Information

HLAB/HOL Code: HPYLM
UPHSM LIS Test #: 9244
Schedule:
Testing Time:
Testing Lab: Labcorp

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: 1.0 (0.5) mL serum
Temperature: Refrigerate
Tube Type: SST or Red top tube
Collection Info:
Causes for Rejection:  Heat inactivated serum; hemolysis; lipemia; gross bacterial contamination

Specimen Acceptability

Specimen Stability:
Room Temperature: 7 days
Refrigerate: 14 days
Frozen: 14 days
Freeze/Thaw cycle: x3

Methods

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Clinical Utilities

Use:  Diagnose early H pylori infection in patients with gastric and duodenal disease. Circulating antibodies to H pylori are predominantly of the IgG class. A systemic response of the IgA type is usually less pronounced but, if significant, may indicate a more severe inflammation. A few patients develop only antibodies to IgA. Antibodies to IgM, although rare, may indicate an early infection.

Limitations:  This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Results of this test are for investigational purposes only. The results should not be used as a diagnostic procedure without confirmation of the diagnosis by another medically diagnostic product or procedure.

CPT Codes

86677

* The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding
is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Reference Range

• Negative: <9.0 units
• Equivocal: 9.0−11.0 units
• Positive: >11.0 units